Dog Therapy

As more people are opening up to the idea of energy healing and quantum physics is better understood along with vibrational energy, Reiki for both humans and animals has started to gain traction. More people are looking at Reiki as a method to help heal certain ailments and injuries in both themselves and their pets.

The intended benefits of Reiki are physical healing, psychological treatment and general wellness. It can also relieve tension or alleviate fears which can give your dog a sense of peace.

It's been found that Reiki given to dogs can aid in pain relief as well as rapid recovery from illness or surgery since it helps along the natural healing process.

Whether it's a behavioural disorder, injury or arthritis, your dog may be helped by Reiki. A growing number of integrative and holistic veterinarians are incorporating Reiki into their practices to help support the wellbeing and healing of their canine patients.

A dog being cared for.

What you may not know...

Reiki can be used in conjunction with all other holistic medical or therapeutic techniques as well as with traditional medical treatments to relieve side effects and promote recovery. It can be given to any dog, no matter age, size, breed or existing condition. It's a common mistake to think that Reiki energy is just for sick or injured animals. While Reiki energy can be used on a sick or injured dog, it can also be used as a preventative therapy for any potential illness or ailment or even to maintain the general wellbeing of a dog. Unlike other therapies Reiki sessions can also be done at any time of day or night. Interestingly Reiki can be given remotely, if the practitioner is a Reiki Master and has the relevant atunements and activation symbols to enable this practice.

Another practical use for Reiki is to assist with separation anxiety that a dog may experience when you're away from home. Providing Reiki on a regular basis for your dog will help your dog stay emotionally, mentally and physically strong and happy.

When I perform an in-person Reiki session, I would ask that the dog is in its most relaxing or favourite room to enable your dog to be comfortable and relaxed and in familiar surroundings. It is not necessary for your dog to be held in place or to be seated in a particular area, as the Reiki energy will flow throughout your dog no matter where they are in the room. Often, they will lie beside me and allow me to gently move or place my hands over various parts of their body.

Please keep in mind that Reiki is typically used as a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for veterinary care if your dog is sick or injured.

A sensitive dog nose.

Identify Your Pet's Sensitivities

When you are looking at your dog’s overall wellbeing their gut may not be the area that you consider first. However, did you know that your dogs gut makes up a majority of your pet’s immune system? Hundreds of different types of microorganisms live in your dog’s digestive system, making up what is called the gut microbiome. When your dogs gut health is in good shape, the rest of your dog is more likely to be well too.

A dog looking miserable as if they've experienced a sensitivity to food.

Common Symptoms of Poor Gut Health

A dog looking vulnerable to food sensitivities.

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from a condition called leaky gut syndrome. This is usually due to long-term intestinal damage caused by a bacterial imbalance in the gut and too much bad bacteria outweighing the good for too long. This then allows toxins to pass through your dog's intestinal wall, which then presents with the above symptoms.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a top-line overview of your pet's reactions, providing the answers you'll need to move issues forward. Or, better still, tailored support for your fur baby to discover once and for all what is causing the experienced issues and above all having a full report, with a tailored plan and ongoing support to allow your dog to live their best life.

All this is available with a simple, pain free test, administered at home!

SHBS Dogs is committed to delivering 100% natural remedies and will never advise any synthetic remedies.

If you think your dog could benefit from Reiki or from testing to see why they're not as happy as they might be then please do get in touch on 07401885420.

If you think your human could do with some help with their own leaky gut syndrome or food intolerances, then please check out our Food Intolerance page.

Alternatively, if you'd like to give the gift of Reiki, do visit our Gift Vouchers page!